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How to delete your cookies in Firefox

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How to

If you don’t know what a cookie is then read our post on ‘what is a cookie‘.

The easiest way to delete your cookies is to use the browser called ‘Firefox’ from Mozilla. If you’re still using Internet Explorer then we’d strongly recommend switching over. If you prefer to continue using Internet Explorer then read our post on how to delete your cookies in Internet Exlorer.

In the case of Firefox, go to ‘Tools’, and then ‘Options’, and then choose ‘Privacy’.

This is what the dialogue box looks like:

Half way down the dialogue box choose ’show cookies’.

You then get a box that looks like this:

You can see you will have 100s of cookies attached to your browser, mostly from websites you have visited in the last 30 days.

In the search box type a word that exists inside the domain of the website whose cookies you want to delete. In the case of Alison’s website, I searched for ‘pagan’, since her domain name is paganmoontarot.com.

This will select all those cookies that start with the word ‘pagan’. Choose those ones for paganmoontarot.com, highlight them and then press ‘remove cookies’.

Then press ‘close’.

You then need to clear your cached version of the page, so press F5.

That process will have cleared the cookies attached by the website ‘paganmoontarot.com’. You can of course repeat the process for any website whose cookies you want to delete.

Good luck, and let me know how you get on.

Thanks to Alison for recommending this post.

  • http://www.portbannatynemarina.co.uk Alison Cross

    Thanks for this – it reset my poll back to the question section, rather than the answer section, which is what I was trying to do.

    Ken – why should we use Firefox over OE?

    When I check my google stats, most folks are looking at the website in OE?

    Should we, as webgods, be testing out our pages in as many browsers as possible? Or are you confident enough in your product to tell me that it will work in all the most popular ones without any glitches?! *grin*

    AX

  • http://www.portbannatynemarina.co.uk Alison Cross

    Shoot! I meant, of course, Internet Explorer, not Outlook Express *doh*

    AX

  • admin

    Why Firefox over Internet Explorer? These are the things that swing it for me:

    1. It crashes (less).
    Maybe I am just unlucky but IE seems to freeze far too often.

    2. It starts quicker
    If you’re like me, then waiting for your browser to start is painful! Firefox seems to start so much quicker.

    3. If it does crash, you can restore to the same place
    If (and it can happen) Firefox crashes, you get the option to restore the session right back where you were before. No effort needed.

    4. Finding websites that you’ve been on before.
    With Firefox, you can type in any part of any URL for a website that you have been on before, and it will list all those sites with those letters in the URL.

    Lets say for example you are trying to get back to ‘About Me’ page on paganmoontarot.com. The actual URL for this is http://paganmoontarot.com/#/about-me/4528302172. If you couldn’t remember the URL, you could just type ‘about’ in the address bar on Firefox and it would bring a up a list of all websites you’d visited in the last 30 days where the word ‘about’ existed in the URL.

    5. Remembering passwords
    You know IE offers to remember your passwords? Well if you get the password wrong the first time you enter it, or you choose not to remember the password at that point, that means that IE will always remember the wrong password (or no password at all). With Firefox, you can wait until you get the password right, and then click ‘remember password’ – so it always remembers the right passwords

    6. Control F.
    Although IE has now updated their ‘Control F’ tool, Mozilla led the way. If you want to find anything on a website (EG a particular word on a page), you press ‘control f’ and it starts looking for whatever you type, as you type it. IE always used to wait until you finished typing and then pressed ‘find’. However, they have updated that now.

    7. Philosophy
    I love the idea that Firefox is an open-source collaboration built by developers, and that any developer can add and contribute to the project. Check out http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ – lots of add ons that anyone can use. Anyone can add stuff to it, create extra tools and extensions. Seems a nice way to do things, and judging by the iphone, facebook and gphone app stores, it is the way ‘things’ are going.

    Have I convinced you?

    As for working in every browser: Yes, WebEden works in all browsers. The system has been around for a long time, which means it is historically compatible, and as new browsers have come along they have been easy to add in.

    Of course, there is always Google Chrome…

    Ken
    PS Realised this would actually make a good post… Thanks for asking the question!